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1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

 


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Matthew Henry's Romans Chapter 2 Bible commentary...



The Jews could not be justified by the law of Moses, any more than the Gentiles by the law of nature. (1-16) The sins of the Jews confuted all their vain confidence in their outward privileges. (17-29)1-16 The Jews thought themselves a holy people, entitled to their privileges by right, while they were unthankful, rebellious, and unrighteous. But all who act thus, of every nation, age, and description, must be reminded that the judgment of God will be according to their real character. The case is so plain, that we may appeal to the sinner's own thoughts. In every wilful sin, there is contempt of the goodness of God. And though the branches of man's disobedience are very various, all spring from the same root. But in true repentance, there must be hatred of former sinfulness, from a change wrought in the state of the mind, which disposes it to choose the good and to refuse the evil. It shows also a sense of inward wretchedness. Such is the great change wrought in repentance, it is conversion, and is needed by every human being. The ruin of sinners is their walking after a hard and impenitent heart. Their sinful doings are expressed by the strong words, "treasuring up wrath." In the description of the just man, notice the full demand of the law. It demands that the motives shall be pure, and rejects all actions from earthly ambition or ends. In the description of the unrighteous, contention is held forth as the principle of all evil. The human will is in a state of enmity against God. Even Gentiles, who had not the written law, had that within, which directed them what to do by the light of nature. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness. As they nature. Conscience is a witness, and first or last will bear witness. As they kept or broke these natural laws and dictates, their consciences either acquitted or condemned them. Nothing speaks more terror to sinners, and more comfort to saints, than that Christ shall be the Judge. Secret services shall be rewarded, secret sins shall be then punished, and brought to light.

17-24 The apostle directs his discourse to the Jews, and shows of what sins they were guilty, notwithstanding their profession and vain pretensions. A believing, humble, thankful glorying in God, is the root and sum of all religion. But proud, vain-glorious boasting in God, and in the outward profession of his name, is the root and sum of all hypocrisy. Spiritual pride is the most dangerous of all kinds of pride. A great evil of the sins professors is, the dishonour done to God and religion, by their not living according to their profession. Many despise their more ignorant neighbours who rest in a dead form of godliness; yet themselves trust in a form of knowledge, equally void of life and power, while some glory in the gospel, whose unholy lives dishonour God, and cause his name to be blasphemed.

25-29 No forms, ordinances, or notions can profit, without regenerating grace, which will always lead to seeking an interest in the righteousness of God by faith. For he is no more a Christian now, than he was really a Jew of old, who is only one outwardly: neither is that baptism, which is outward in the flesh: but he is the real Christian, who is inwardly a true believer, with an obedient faith. And the true baptism is that of the heart, by the washing of regeneration and the renewal of the Holy Ghost; bringing a spiritual frame of mind, and a willing following of truth in its holy ways. Let us pray that we may be made real Christians, not outwardly, but inwardly; in the heart and spirit, not in the letter; baptized, not with water only, but with the Holy Ghost; and let our praise be, not of men, but of God.

 


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John ritter's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 10/26/2014, 8:03pm...

Rhonda Waltons romans ch 2 verse 11 You are Blessed, Stop and think about it. Paul was blessed and see the problems he had he was killed. We are blind to blessings some times. I know you will see it. Keep the Trust in Jesus Christ.

 


Amanda's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 8/28/2014, 4:01pm...

Addressing the comment from Rhonda. Who says that you are not blessed. We all make mistakes and our father knows who we are. Everyday should be a new day of opportunities that he has in store for us as we ask and seek what that is. I believe that everything is given at do time. Personal experience I have asked that same qustion,and the ones that I felt that they were getting the best, I found out that they go through hardship as well. I feel that we are all blessed and we don 't full see the opportunities that have been placed towards us and take advantage of what we do have. We forget very easily of where we came from, what we been through and where we are now. Most of the time our choose leads us in the wrong path, but even when that happens we have the another chance to make corrections to given if we ask for the help from our father. We are learning every day, going through life and experiencing good and bad changes. With all that being said what still remains the same through all of that is our father. I mean Jesus, GOD 's only begotten son that die on the cross for you and I sins and rose from the die after three days. Have faith and belive that your grow and your crops that he has for you is for you and will only be for you... I hope these words are encouraging to you for we need to be remind day after day. This includes myself as well.

 


Rhonda Walton's Romans Chapter 2 comment about verse 11 on 8/07/2014, 8:36am...

If god is no respecter of persons why do I have a hard life and other people are blessed l want to be blessed.

 


Gail's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 7/03/2014, 4:27pm...

Romans 2 speaks loud and clear about the importance of keeping Elohim 's law. The correct translation for the word law is Torah. The Messiah said himself that he did not come to destroy the Torah in Matthew Chap 24. The Messiah did not come to abolish the law which is falsely taught, Messiah died to save us from the penalty of our breaking the Law. Through grace he enables us to keep his law. We need to really study the word of Elohim in context. Remember the only Scriptures available at the time of Christ was the Tanach or Old Testament. So every time bible writers refer to Scripture they are referring to the Old Testament. Yehua Jesus was a Torah law observant Hebrew as was his apostles who kept the commandments of God. They kept all the feast days appointment dates between Elohim and man and they never once spoke against the law or suggested we should stop keeping it on the contrary Paul said God forbid at the very idea in Romans chapter 3 31. From Genesis to Revelation the Torah Law is upheld. By keeping it, it does not save us but it reveals our love for the Father. "If you live me keep my commandments ". There has been a misinterpretation of Paul 's writings being taught in the church 's and seminaries. I encourage every one to reread their bibles starting at the beginning. Prayerfully start with fresh eyes and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you and lead you into all truth.

 


John ritter's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 6/29/2014, 8:20pm...

if you are in JESUS CHRIST you have been judged. or maybe your an unbeleaving jew? who will be judged.

 


Melvin's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 6/22/2014, 7:36pm...

is smoking cigarettes a sin?

 


Willie's Romans Chapter 2 comment on 4/30/2014, 8:22am...

I have at times practiced these same ways but I have ask God forgiveness for these errors.

 


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